It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself, as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best...
Culture is one thing and varnish is another.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population....
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer,...
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
The years teach much which the days never knew.
We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.
Language is the archives of history
Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and...
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests...
The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is...
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you...
No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life, and had time and...